The first critical learning you must acquire is learning to learn;that is applying yourself to learn. To learn requires learning and that is one of the most difficult things for many people to do. There are five personalities that we can learn from, and I want you to pay close attention to them.
a. Learning from a senior: The senior is the person that everybody obviously wants to learn from, somebody obviously superior to you. Many times, God will place a man ahead of you and demand that you learn from that person. You will do yourself a lot of good if you pay attention to the things that God wants you to learn from such people. You have heard people say that “Experience is the best teacher.” Even though that statement sounds good, it is a very dangerous statement. Experience is actually not the best teacher; rather, instruction is the best teacher. When you learn from experience, you learn from your own accidents, pains and losses but when you learn from instruction, you learn from the wisdom of others.
b. Learning from a colleague: To my mind, this is the most difficult area of learning. This is because an average man has the tendency to argue with a colleague than with a senior. The truth however is that somebody has something that you don’t have and if it’s a colleague, you must be ready to take it from him. If you will learn in life, you must allow humility to go ahead of you.
PRAYER: Lord, give me a heart that learns from both a senior and a colleague in Jesus’ name. Amen!
BIBLE IN A YEAR: 2 Chronicles 17:1-18:34, Romans 9:25-10:13, Psalm 20:1-9, Proverbs 20:2-3